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National University of Singapore

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Master of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science (MSc) (Mechanical Engineering) programme provides students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of the state of the art in mechanical engineering. The unique balance of rigorous fundamentals and engaging real-world applications in the MSc (Mechanical Engineering) programme train students to be analytical thinkers who will successfully integrate and synthesize theory and new knowledge. The combination of expertise in research and in engineering consultancy in the Department of Mechanical Engineering gives the MSc (Mechanical Engineering) programme its unique features. The success of the MSc (Mechanical Engineering) programme can be measured by the large proportion of graduates who find appropriate and challenging roles in the industry at home and abroad.

The main features that distinguish our programme in Mechanical Engineering are:

New industry-relevant modules have been introduced - in the areas of Applied Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Control & Mechatronics, Materials, and Manufacturing.
Students will have the opportunity to undertake an optional industrial internship for 8-12 weeks via the module [ME5666 Industrial Attachment] during the special terms. This enables students to learn from both the university and industry to enhance employability.
Opportunity to work on industry projects as part of the ME5001 module, allowing students to work on real-world engineering problems.
Student is allowed to take a maximum of 8 MCs on industrial attachment and/or project module , i.e. he/she may choose ME5001 (8MC), or ME5001A (4MC), or ME5666 Industrial Attachment (4MC), or ME5001A plus ME5666 (total 8 MC).
Part-time lecturers with rich industrial experience engaged to teach modules in order to expose students to the concepts and practices for future generation of mechanical engineering.
Several new modules are introduced to the programme and several others are revamped to enhance students’ learning experiences and to include up-to-date topics relevant to the current industry.
Admission to the MSc (Mechanical Engineering) programme is highly competitive and exclusive to ensure high quality course content and delivery, resulting in highly trained, future ready graduates for engineering industries.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Executive Positions (R&G)
Teaching Positions (R&G)
Research Positions (R&G)
Academic and Research Positions
Executive & Administrative Positions
Associate Management Programme

PSW Opportunity

International students are allowed to work not more than 16 hours per week.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants in the process of earning a degree and are about to graduate are welcome to apply.

For the single degree NUS MSc in Marketing Analytics and Insights programme:
A good undergraduate degree in any discipline.

For the double degree NUS MSc in Marketing Analytics and Insights + CEMS MIM programme:
A good undergraduate degree in business or a business-related discipline.

English Language Requirement
Good TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not the mother tongue or medium of prior undergraduate instruction.

The TOEFL score must be at least 100 for the internet-based test.

For IELTS, the overall band score must be at least 7.0.

Although GMAT/GRE is not mandatory, a good GMAT/GRE score will strengthen your application. Candidates with good GMAT/GRE scores will be considered favourably for study awards, and also stand a higher chance in getting their preferred placement in CEMS host schools for the double degree programme. Our GMAT institution code for this programme is DRT-MK-96 (MSc in Marketing Analytics and Insights). Our GRE institution code for this programme is 4642 – NUS Business School MSc Programmes. More information on GMAT/GRE

We do not require you to have work experience for admission into the programme. Applicants with some post-graduation work experience are also welcome to apply, though you may also wish to consider applying to our NUS MBA programme instead.